Weekend activities a sure sign of spring in Penticton

There's lots of four-wheeled action in Penticton this week as the Penticton Speedway launches its 2016 season.
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PENTICTON - From cars to camping to canning, there’s a list of spring things to do in Penticton this weekend.

It’s opening race day at Penticton Speedway this Sunday, April 24, with Have a Heart Race 4 Kids Day, in support of the South Okanagan Children's Charities. Everyone is invited, and kids 10 and under are free.

There will be hornets, street stocks, the Okanagan Dwarf Car Club and Hit to Pass to start the season, along with a full concession. Racing gets underway at 2 p.m.

For more details, see the Penticton Speedway web page.

For those looking to get out on the open roads and see new places, the B.C. Interior RV Show gets underway at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre starting with an opening ceremony Friday, April 22 at 12:45 p.m.

The event hosts multiple RV dealers with exhibitors supplying the RV lifestyle. Daily educational sessions are also scheduled. The event is also a fundraiser for local charities.

For more information, see their webpage.

Fresh local produce will be available at the Penticton’s Farmers Market, scheduled to open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 in the 100-block of Main Street.

Farmers’ Market Manager Erin Trainer reminds customers construction continues in the 100 block of Main Street, with parking available in the 200-block and along Westminster Avenue. Customers may wish to take a couple of extra minutes in order to find parking.

The market will be full this weekend with in season kale, asparagus, spring greens, crafters, prepared food vendors and wineries, Trainer says.

For more information, see the Penticton Farmers' Market website.

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